Sunday, May 28, 2006

Wally Bangs' Best Bands

While cruising the web over this fine holiday weekend (three days off -- woohoo!) I ran across a blog by a fellow from Smithville named Wally Bangs. If you scroll half-way down the page of Wally's February 2005 archive, you'll find the all four parts of his wonderful piece "Rick Champion Opened A Hot Dog Stand." Wally and a friend remember the best Nashville bands of the '70s and '80s with some pretty astute comments. It's well worth checking out, mostly because Wally reminded me of a bunch of bands that I had forgotten or overlooked, which I've listed below and "officially" added to the project!

ASS CHAPEL, BASIC STATIC,
CHIP & THE CHILTONS,
THE CREEPIN' CRUDS, CROP CIRCLE HOAX,
ELECTRIC BOYS, LUST,
THE NERVE, NO ART,
THE RATZ, RIFF RATH, WHO HIT JOHN,
VALENTINE SALOON, YOUNG GRAY RUINS

If any readers know former/present members of these bands, please let them know about our little project here and that I'd be interested in talking to them about their band. As always, if you have any bands you feel need to be added to the project, leave a comment on this blog or email me at rev.gordon (at) gmail (dot) com. With these additions, the list of Nashville bands grows to 185. Who says that there's never been any good music in town?

1 Comments:

Blogger Wally Bangs said...

Thanks for the kind words. I was turned on to many a good band through your writings featured in Tasty World and Creem.

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